Stunning Children’s Portraits in Their Own Backyard
Apr 13, 2020 | By: Maria Sampaio
I've been a portrait artist for many years and I’ve photographed children in some of the most amazing locations you can imagine from historic mansions in Downtown Charleston to some of the most gorgeous spots in Pittsburgh (just to name a couple).
As gorgeous as these portraits in these locations can be, I also really adore capturing children in their own environment--their own backyard! We can absolutely make stunning imagery of your children or the whole family without even leaving your home.
Not only do children feel more comfortable and relaxed at their own home, it offers the opportunity to incorporate a few of their favorite things and activities into the portrait, too. This is a personal touch that always makes portraits so much more special and timeless for families.
Most parents don’t want to lug the wagon their kids have spent countless hours pulling each other across the yard with them to my studio or the beach. Of course, I don’t blame them!
And parents tend to be so busy with the many demands of parenting and work that they don’t often think about bringing along a treasured toy or another item that’s important and meaningful to their children.
I especially love capturing siblings in a way that tells the picture of how they play--big sister looking over her little brothers, sweet smiles that make you think they might be up to just a little bit of mischief. Plus, what else could represent the joy and carefree spirit of little ones that imagery of them playing in the yard. Isn’t this where the best childhood memories are made?